Chakma Hajong issue
Itagar, Oct 20: The Chakma tiol Council of India (CNCI), the apex organization spearheading the rights of the Chakmas in India, has urged the Chief Minister of Aruchal Pradesh, Pema Khandu to stop his malicious propaganda of projecting all Chakmas of Aruchal Pradesh as crimils.
“Mongering hate towards the Chakmas of Aruchal Pradesh across the State and categorizing them as crimils is irratiol. Moreover, it would be also unreasoble of the Chief Minister to think that this agenda of his would really be of any help in the present time and also in the future to his overall cause of solving the vexed Chakma issue. Had the CM stood by its oath of Raj Dharma , he would have easily seen that the Chakma community has been one of the most peaceful and peace-loving communities in the country, ” CNCI stated.
The fact that the Chakma community has been unquestiobly loyal to India before and after the partition, Chakmas have suffered due to partition and decision of the then Indian leaders, the Chakmas remained forever loyal and peaceful, CNCI stated.
In spite of being exploited, harassed and discrimited for the last half a century, their fight for legitimate right has always been through the court of law and democratic processes and the Chakmas as a community has never promoted violence or illegality in fighting for their rights, stated a press release.
“Several politicians and students leaders with selfish interests have unfairly accused the Chakma community of illegal forest area encroachment. However, their attention is never drawn to how it feels to be swept away in the fury of the Noa-Dihing River and become homeless and landless. Every year Chakmas has been losing vast areas of their land in the flood caused by the Noa Dihing River but their persistent requests to rehabilitate them and construct fences has fallen on deaf ears,” The organization stated.
It’s a high time the chief minister takes a lead and solves the issue once for and all by following the Central Government in granting the citizenship with all its legitimate rights as per the verdict of the Supreme Court.